Board Games – An Overview Of Its Origin

A board game is an exciting and popular game, which is played on a table. It involves a preset map which is marked with various symbols and routes which have some meaning in the game. There are multiple board games and techniques for playing each game differ from each other. There are various strategies used to play these board games; some games require intelligence and strategical skills, whereas some games are run over pure luck. Some games require both skills and success. The requirement of the game depends on its gameplay and rules and regulations. There is a particular objective to achieve, and whosoever meets it first wins the board game.

Some surprising facts about board games and their history

The great monopoly escape

The prisoners under the Nazi’s rule had permission to play board games, and during the Second World War the Nazis allowed the government of the prisoners and some organisations to send their soldiers various board games but this action of kindness kicked back to the Germans because the organisations used the boards games as a secret asset to supply escape tools to the prisoners such as money, compasses and maps. Several prisoners escaped through these tools.

Trivial pursuit quandary

Trivial buff’s game is a quite popular board, and the story of its origin is also fascinating. The idea of this game originated when a lexicon couple was playing scrabble and found that some pieces of the game were missing. An idea of a game came up to their mind. A game with missing parts which became a huge success and over 100 million pieces of that game were sold.

Changed cast by Cluedo

The game inventors were called with different names initially; they named the cats as Mr Gold, Mr Brown, Miss grey and Mrs Silver and the victim was called Dr Black, but later on, when the game flourished in America the names were changed.